In Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination (2013), Nicole Seymour writes, “In the past few years, queer ecology has emerged as a burgeoning area of interdisciplinary study,” (21) which traces and builds upon a host of “empathetic, ethical interrelationships between the queer and the non-human” (23). In a similar vein, Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson state in “A Genealogy of Queer Ecologies” that “the task of a queer ecology is to probe the intersections of sex and nature with an eye to developing a sexual politics that more clearly includes considerations of the natural world and its biosocial constitution” (161).
Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue Call for Papers
“Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”
Guest editor: Jill Coste
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies is soliciting articles, book reviews, short essays on teaching resources, and brief biographical sketches of New Woman writers and cultural figures.
A peer-reviewed and open-access online journal, The Latchkey seeks a balance between established and emerging scholars devoted to current and innovative scholarship on the concept of the New Woman, the lives and writing of New Women authors and figures, representations of the New Woman in culture and society, sports and travel, and fin-de-siecle proto-feminism.
Please follow the above link to view session details and submit your abstract for NeMLA 2022, March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract deadline 9/30/2021.
CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)
Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)
Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021
Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area
2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.
JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT
JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Editors: Catherine Clay, Andrew Thacker, Rebecca Butler, and Matt Gill
Designer: Craig Proud, Co-founder of Dizzy Ink
Deadlines: 20 July 2021 (proposals); 1 September 2021 (full submissions)
The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) at Nottingham Trent University invites proposals for contributions to a special issue zine on the topic of ‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’. The zine will be produced as part of the PPCRG’s exhibition and event series on this topic (26 Oct-29 Nov 2021) at Nottingham Castle, where it will be distributed.
NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)
Session Title: Walking in the Empire
Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Boredom Cluster
“I’m Not in The Mood”
CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.
Special Session Submission for SAMLA 93 Conference:
Social Networks, Social Distance
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, GA
Fashion, Dress and Style as Social Networks
Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University
Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University
March 24-27, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Boredom Cluster
“I’m Not in The Mood”
SAMLA—South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Conference 93, Nov. 4-6, 2021, Atlanta
"Social Networks, Social Distances"
COMMUNITY AND ISOLATION IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND
ENGLISH IV (ROMANTIC & VICTORIAN)
This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of the Conference theme. By June 20, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Anita Turlington, University of North Georgia, at email@example.com.
Professor Clare Pettitt, ‘Moving Pictures: Serial Revolutions in 1848’ (INVITED TALK), PPCRG New Directions Series
Time: 16.00 (BST) on Tues, 25 May 2021
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Duration: 75 mins (incl. 30 mins Q&A)
How to join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a joining link.
Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups: the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Proposals are invited for the upcoming MLA Approaches to Teaching Sherlock Holmes Stories collection. Please begin by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQR2GQ?fbclid=IwAR2_Q5rvbGoDB3KhujouMNDwPPW_2XpRK-mzvlBYIS5SCxyd1hea8YlLfko. This survey is designed to gather information about the methods and materials used by instructors when teaching Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories about Sherlock Holmes or later adaptations that feature the character.
The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences (ICARSS) invites members of academia, scholars, and researchers to Oxford – the United Kingdom on 26 – 28 of November 2021. Join social sciences conference as we explore the latest trends in the field of social sciences and discuss common challenges in the areas of politics, law, education, humanities, culture studies, society, and sociology. Immerse yourself in the pool of knowledge and share your research findings with the international network.
Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021 EXTENDED to June 1, 2021
Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website):
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Co-organised by Raffaella Antinucci, Università Parthenope, Naples, and Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois (Research Lab “Textes et Cultures”).
16th-17th December 2021
The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Theology and Religion
Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)
Language and Linguistics
Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne
12-14 May 2022
University of Łódź
Faculty of Philology
ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź
Call for Papers
FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)
Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?